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Monday, April 12, 2021


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A Melting Pot Of Traditions: Regina Carter Talks With Lara Downes
"When Duke Ellington famously coined the phrase "beyond category," he was talking about freedom — of choice, of expression, of belonging. He meant following your heart and your instincts into an artistic territory without borders. And that's the place where violinist Regina Carter makes her home. She plays everything — jazz, classical, R&B, Latin, blues, country, pop, you name it. It doesn't matt
'Filled With Her Spirit,' A Louisville Art Exhibition Honors Breonna Taylor
Tamika Palmer, Breonna Taylor's mother, visits the "Promise, Witness, Remembrance" "Just over a year after police officers shot and killed Breonna Taylor in her home, the Speed Art Museum has opened a show in her memory. "To see it all come together is just a blessing," says Taylor's mother Tamika Palmer."
Long Marred By Racism, St. Louis Elects 1st Black Female Mayor
"Voters in St. Louis delivered a historic victory for Tishaura Jones , the first Black woman elected mayor and the latest triumph for progressive candidates in the St. Louis region. Amid unrest at local jails, surging gun violence and a pandemic that has disproportionately hurt people of color, Jones said race will no longer be an afterthought in the mayor's office. "We are done avoiding race and
In Conversation: Anthea Butler and Melissa Harris-Perry
"The American political scene today is poisonously divided, and white evangelicals play a strikingly unified and powerful role in the disunion. These evangelicals raise an important question for electoral politics: Why do they claim morality while supporting politicians who act immorally by most Christian measures? In White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America , Anthea Butler a
H.E.R. Is A 'Soul Baby' With A Social Conscience
"The morning after winning two Grammy awards, R&B singer H.E.R. received an Oscar nomination for the song "Fight For You" from the film Judas and the Black Messiah . "When I came out the womb, there were instruments in the living room," H.E.R. tells All Things Considered , remembering jamming with her father's cover band when she was a little girl growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area. By day,
Cooking Shows Slowly Open Up to Broader Range of Cultural Backgrounds
"The latest season of Top Chef was shot in Portland, Oregon, during the pandemic, but that isn’t the only thing different about season 18. This one also has a higher number of Black chefs judging the contestants. This past fall in a piece for the Washington Post , food writer Johnna French found that Black chefs were underrepresented both as contestants and judges over the course of the show’s hi
When Claudia Rankine Brought Up Race In Couples Counseling
"In her latest book, Just Us , Claudia Rankine examined her own personal interactions with white friends, family, colleagues…and even the strangers she'd meet on work trips. While Claudia's made a name for herself with her reflections on these types of conversations, she told me they're not always easy to have, including with her own husband. "I might say, 'You're only doing that because you're a
Merry Clayton Bares Her 'Beautiful Scars'
'Seven years after surviving a car crash that took her legs and nearly took her life, singer Merry Clayton is releasing a new album, Beautiful Scars . Clayton spoke with Morning Edition 's Rachel Martin about the genesis of Beautiful Scars , Diane Warren 's involvement and what the title track means to her.'
Harlem On My Mind: Arturo Schomburg
"The Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture is based in Harlem, but its roots are on the island of Puerto Rico with a little Afro Puerto Rican boy named Arturo Schomburg . Determined to collect a record of Black history that could tell us who we are and where we’ve been, Arturo Schomburg amassed a personal collection of 10,000 Black books, artwork and documents. That collection eventuall
Reimagining Blackness & Architecture: The Frozen Neighborhoods | Olalekan Jeyifous
"What if we gave a community everything they needed to thrive? Artist and architect Olalekan Jeyifous discusses his project “The Frozen Neighborhoods” and a vision for a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York where the community develops sustainable practices that support people and the planet." -- The Museum of Modern Art
Invisible Blackness – Discovering The Black Family, an Interview with Malcolm Jamal Warner
' Malcolm-Jamal Warner is an American actor, director, producer, musician, and writer. He is best known for his role as Theodore Huxtable on the NBC show The Cosby Show . In this episode Invisible Blackness host Adrian Younge and Malcolm have a vulnerable discussion about how the Huxtables redefined the public perception of the black family in America.'
Kyle Abraham: 'When We Fell' (2021)
'Created in a three-week-long COVID-compliant residency at Kaatsbaan Cultural Park in Tivoli, NY, When We Fell was filmed in 16mm at NYCB’s Lincoln Center home, co-directed by choreographer Kyle Abraham and cinematographer Ryan Marie Helfant .' -- nycballet
"In A Class By Itself": Frankie Crocker, The 1970's, and Building WBLS
"Radio legends Vy Higginsen , Ken "Spider" Webb , Fred Buggs , Bob Lee , and music icon, Robert Bell discuss the importance of having a radio station like WBLS in the 1970s that not only celebrated the African American Musical landscape but also transformed the lives within the community it served." -- WBLS

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